Q: What is speed dating?
A: Speed dating allows you to meet 10 or more people in a short amount of time (hence the word speed). The host will time each date (6-8 minutes) and ensure everyone moves on to the next person. Often you can get a feel for a person's energy very quickly face to face, whereas it may be impossible after communicating online for weeks, if not months.
At a speed dating event in Brisbane you'll fill in a match card (ticking a person is like swiping right) which you'll hand in, and the following day you'll be informed of your matches, and what their (chosen) contact details are. You can choose to match a person as 'date' or 'friend' (or neither). If one person looking for love ticks date, and one happy with a friendship ticks friend - you will each be matched as a friend. Therefore we request that you don't ask people you are speed dating for their contact details, as it is unnecessary and may put dates 'on the spot'.
For tips on how to get more matches, head to our Speed Dating Tips page!
Q: I'm coming to one of your amazing speed dating events in Brisbane and am wondering what to wear?
A: Dress to impress - it's not the door man's judgment you need to worry about, it's the person sitting opposite you. For a more in-depth response on what to wear speed dating in Brisbane, click here.
Q: I was the high school prom queen, and none of your speed dating customers look like Channing Tatum, can I get a refund?
A: Give people a chance! Matching someone isn't an engagement - it simply allows you to continue your conversation past the six minutes. You aren't even committed to a date once you match. And no.
Q: I matched with a Nigerian Princess on tinder and have changed my mind about coming speed dating, what is your refund policy?
A: As in a way the customers are the product, we can't operate with a refund policy when people change their minds. However if you are unable to attend for reasons such as having covid-19, you can use your payment as credit for other events. Send us a contact on our contact page. If the singles event is cancelled due to something like a global pandemic, we will of course offer a prompt refund.
Q: What can I do to get more matches at a Speed Dating Event in Brisbane?
A: Glad you asked. We have a page dedicated to explaining just that with five tips, including what makes for good topics of conversation. Check them out here.
Q: When do we receive our matches for speed dating?
A: We endeavor to send out matches by midday the following day. If you haven't received your speed dating matches by then, feel free to send us an enquiry.
Q: That guy at your speed dating just looked at me weird, and now you're going to give him my phone number?
A: We only hand out contact details at speed dating when BOTH parties match with each other. So unless you matched with your date you have nothing to fear.